Palestinian Attacker Lightly Wounds Two IDF Soldiers in West Bank Stabbing

Israeli soldiers speak to a Palestinian man as he waits to cross the Kalandia checkpoint on the main road leading the West Bank city of Ramallah to Jerusalem, 25 November 2007.

The Jerusalem Post reports: A stabbing attack occured at the Al Aroub IDF checkpoint on Route 60, south of the West Bank’s Gush Etzion Junction on Monday, the army said.

Two IDF soldiers sustained light stabbing wounds after a Palestinian knife attacker struck. Soldiers on the scene shot and seriously wounded the attacker.

Magen David Adom reported that its medical crews were treating the two lightly wounded men in their 20s at the scene. Both victims and the attack were evacuated to hospitals for further medical treatment.

According to initial reports, the assailant arrived at the scene with a knife and a screwdriver, using the later to stab the soldiers.

Palestinian terrorists have killed 25 people in 22 years along a 16-kilometer stretch of Route 60 in the South Hebron Hills.

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